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The TV Academy Confused RuPaul With Another Black Man On Twitter

"Sashay away with this nonsense."

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While live-tweeting the Emmys red carpet arrivals, the Television Academy's official account confused Emmy-winning reality show host RuPaul with Emmy-winning musical director Rickey Minor.

Naturally people noticed.

Omg the Television Academy think this is RuPaul. How fucking embarrassing.

@TelevisionAcad @RuPaul @RuPaulsDragRace THAT IS RICKEY MINOR jesus h christ

@TelevisionAcad @RuPaul @RuPaulsDragRace sashay away with this nonsense


The Academy soon deleted the tweet and corrected their mistake.

Shante, you stay, @RuPaul! @RuPaulsDragRace is nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program! #Emmys

BuzzFeed News reached out to the Television Academy for a comment.

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Jarett Wieselman is a senior entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles. Wieselman writes about and reports on the television industry.

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